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D&H Distributing Adds Google Chrome Management Console Solution to Offerings for SMBs
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D&H Distributing recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Google to offer the company’s Chrome Management Console to D&H SMB business and K-12 education resellers. In fact, D&H is currently one of the only companies with permission to sell this particular solution in the Channel. D&H resellers may either offer this solution as a total package, or as a “management-as-a-service” offering.
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RapidFire Tools, Inc. Releases New HIPAA IT Compliance Tool
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RapidFire Tools, Inc. recently released the Network Detective HIPAA Compliance module, a comprehensive compliance tool designed to help MSPs navigate the often-choppy waters of HIPAA. Mike Mittel, President of RapidFire Tools, took some time to speak with me today about the new module, as well as the current HIPAA environment in the IT field.
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Matt Makowicz Joins the Systematic Success Online Conference
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It was recently announced that Matt Makowicz will be joining SMB Nation’s Harrybbb at Karl Palachuk’s third annual SMB Online Conference. This event, taking place June 24-26 allows attendees to listen live and/or gain access to recorded sessions for later review. Matt, who was a speaker on last year’s IT Business Reboot 2013, will bringing 20 years of sales and marketing experience, 17 of which have been in the IT field, to this year’s event. As of this writing, his session will cover the best M&A practices for Small IT, for which he will be utilizing his extensive knowledge in the areas...
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Manta and Dell Release March 2014 SMB Owner Survey Results
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The personal achievement aspect goes a level deeper as well in that 29% of respondents said that their top proudest moment was the time their organization earned its first award. Hosting a company celebration came second in the “proudest moment” segment with 15% of the respondent share. A majority of those polled said they started their own business while at a previous job (49%), and that one-third of respondents started their own business in the Spring. The first major milestone for most respondents (37%) was getting the first repeat customer. A profitable year followed this at 14%. On ...
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Happy Earth Day 2014!
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As many of you know, today marks the 44th year of Earth Day. This day of action, which began in the US in 1970, featured peaceful demonstrations for environmental change. Originally observed on university campuses and in communities across the US, Earth Day went global in 1990, and is currently observed in 192 countries.
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Facebook Graph Search for MSPs - Part 1
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Social networking sites have become a significant marketing platform, especially for all small businesses. For many businesses, these platforms are the easiest and most inexpensive way to reach out to customers. You cannot even imagine a marketing program that does not include social networking platforms like Facebook. Who would not make use of a top social site that has over a billion users? In fact, a Facebook Page is already a must-have for pretty much every business. The best thing about using it is that Facebook's developers continue to think of ways to improve features and service, benef...
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The week that was – April 18, 2014
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Happy Easter everybody! Here is your long weekend edition carrying the news you don’t want to miss from the past week. SAP reports positive performance in Q1 with cloud, HANA leading the way The first quarter was a decent one for SAP, a fact that the company is crediting to positive performances from its cloud, its HANA in-memory computing platform offerings and to its channel. Now with more than 900 VAR and OEM partners and more that 1200 ISVs, SAP is continuing to push its cloud and HANA offerings through the channel. For the quarter ending on March 31, SAP reported revenue of $5.12 billi...
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Idaho State Passes Cloud Services Clarification Part 2 Bill with Majority in Both Houses
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We received news from the Idaho Technology Council that Idaho’s Governor, C.L. “Butch” Otter, this week signed a piece of legislation, HB 598, that will better define how Software-as-a-Service fits within the state’s tax law, and will support growth of SaaS, as well as other budding technologies in Idaho. HB 598 passed the Idaho Senate by a 33-0 majority and the Idaho House of Representatives by 58-12. This week’s legislation is the answer to a series of challenges raised by an Idaho Tax Commission bill in 2013.
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